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Turmeric Baked Tofu

Sharon Palmer

Make your own amazing curried baked tofu with fresh turmeric. Start with your favorite extra firm tofu, then create a curry paste with turmeric root, garlic, tomato paste, EVOO, agave, and black pepper. Slather it on and marinate the tofu. Then pop it in the oven. It’s just that easy. This Turmeric Baked Tofu is so fragrant, and absolutely vibrant in bold flavor. Once your baked tofu is done, just slice it over sandwiches, toss it cubed into salads, and add slivers to wraps. Or just eat it right out of the oven for a protein-packed entrée.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Mix together juice of one lemon, garlic, turmeric root, curry powder, black pepper, olive oil, and agave syrup to make Turmeric Paste.
Slice the tofu in half.
Slice each half into 3 rectangular pieces for a total of 6 pieces.
Place tofu in a baking dish. Spread Turmeric Paste over the tofu evenly. Bake at 375 F until golden brown.
Remove from oven and serve immediately!

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Turmeric Baked Tofu

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Make your own amazing (vegan, gluten-free) curried baked tofu with a fresh turmeric paste. Add it to sandwiches, salads, and wraps—or just eat it as a protein-packed entrée.



Turmeric Paste:


  • 1 15-ounce package extra firm tofu, drained


  1. Create the Turmeric paste by mixing together in a small bowl: juice of one lemon, garlic, turmeric root, curry powder, black pepper, olive oil, and agave syrup.
  2. Slice tofu in half. Then slice each half into three rectangular slabs for a total of six pieces.
  3. Place tofu in one layer in a baking dish.
  4. Spread the turmeric paste evenly over the tofu. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  6. Place the marinated tofu on the top rack of the oven and bake until golden brown (about 35 minutes).
  7. Remove from oven. Serve as an entrée warm, or chill and serve in sandwiches, salads, or wraps.
  8. Makes 3 servings (2 pieces each).
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American, South East Asian

Keywords: baked tofu, turmeric tofu

For more plant-based tofu recipes, check out:

Asparagus Dill Tofu Quiche
Vegetable Tofu Pancit
Easy Vegetable Tofu Bibimbap

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